Experience Level: Intermediate
Originally coded in Delphi, I have an (.exe) data scraper program that visits a website and scrapes its data, then adds it into an .mdb (access) database. The website being scraped has changed in layout/function and so the scraper no longer works. I need a coder to make the necessary changes to the delphi source so that it works again. The program also contains functions that i no longer need, so these can be stripped out or the way in which the data is recorded can be altered to no longer process them. Also the existing program is missing new functionality that the updated website provides, so I'd also like some changes made to take account of the new 'searches' that can be made via the website. This project might actually be easier if the coder started from scratch, using the existing program as an example or template from which to work. I will give more detailed instruction to the chosen coder, but the basics are... initiate the program, tickbox certain search parameters, visit the website, pass those variables to the website, scrape the necessary data from initial and subsequent pages, store the data.
21 Jul 2008
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